B'ville: Community development proposals

Applications for community development projects are due and Baldwinsville municipalities have submitted their projects.

The Community Development Block Grant program provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The grants, which are federal money administered through the county, must be used to benefit low- and moderate-income areas, handicap and seniors.

The village is seeking funds for an interconnecting trail to the proposed Village Square (site of the former Harrington Firehouse).

Lysander is seeking $45,000 in funds for handicap modifications (total cost of $51,750) at Lysander Park.

"We no longer have any areas left in the town that qualify for Community Development projects," said Supervisor Barry Bullis. "This project is only thing we can apply for really."

Van Buren is seeking funds, in order of priority, for the second phase of the Maple Road sidewalk project at a cost of $100,000; pavement rehabilitation in Seneca Knolls at a cost of $100,000; and lower Seneca Knolls drainage repair at a cost of $56,000.

"We've given them three different choices," said Supervisor Claude Sykes.

Should the municipalities be awarded grants, the respective municipality must match 25 percent. However, part of the contribution can be an in-kind donation.

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